Veterans Day thoughts from a widow

Another Veteran’s Day without my husband, Lonal Robinson, a Vietnam Veteran. It feels different. A void has been left. I however, remember his work to reintegrate himself into life on the home soil. His work as a young man made him a great man because he did what was necessary to build a life for…

Defeat of HRC

Franklin Jones   The defeat of HRC was based on her failure to deliver a large enough portion of white voters to coalesce with minority voters to win a majority of votes in the Electoral College. If the split inside the white community is not great enough, the black vote will not determine the outcome.…

The Houston Sun’s Endorsement

  Sun recommends the following candidates to the offices they are seeking because after review of their candidacy, they will serve the public best. Federal President and Vice President Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine United State Representative, District 9 Al Green United State Representative, District 18 Sheila Jackson Lee United State Representative, District 29 Gene Green Statewide…

Letters to the Editor

Dear Friends,  “We must out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” President Obama said it best, and the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (CBC-ALC) will address the most urgent, complex, and challenging policy issues facing our nation, of which one is supporting small and innovative businesses. I am committed to fostering business…

Voter Apathy or Generation Peter Pan

The title used to give reason as to why my generation doesn’t vote is called Voter Apathy. Surely, it is such a thing, but I do not truly believe it is the reason why my fellow peers do not vote. I am 29 years – old and a proud 80’s baby! I don’t believe I’m…

Post Election Day Editorial: We are not there yet ?

Why do voters stay home? Why do voters allow others to carry the heavy weight of government? Have the democrats given up hope? Do democrats have a qualified field of candidates who can motivate the constituents? Do democrats know how to engage the absent voter? The disenfranchised voter is in a major funk. On the…

Does Alameel, Democratic Party want the Black vote?

Texas Publishers Association Has the African-American community become so loyal to the Democratic Party that politicians the likes of David Alameel and the Texas candidate for the Governor’s office feel they no longer need to work to earn our vote? It’s a fact since 1932 with the election of Roosevelt, the Democratic Party has consistently…

State Senator Rodney Ellis remembers Mickey Leland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the untimely passing of Congressman Mickey Leland. While leading a relief mission to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, his plane went down in remote mountains, killing him, his staff, and a group of international leaders. Mickey was my boss, my mentor, and my dear friend. He died as he…

Wendy Davis recognizing the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

As we enjoy the bright days of summer, we should take time to reflect on two important anniversaries. Fifty years ago, this summer, America and the world watched one of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement unfold. And it was ninety-five years ago that Texas took a large step forward for women.…

Actions and choices forge change

Fifty-years-ago I could not enter the public library in my southern segregated hometown of Lexington, MS. Nor could I attend a high school, the facility built for the Negro students who wished to excel was called, Lexington Attendance Center. There were many basic access problems for the Negro during my childhood. Not to be thwarted…